Architecture - Archive Articles

Articles about (mostly) London architecture, heritage, new buildings, and refurbishments.

See Mayfair’s little noticed Lutyens Sculpture
See Mayfair’s little noticed Lutyens Sculpture

See Mayfair’s little noticed Lutyens Sculpture

On a side street in posh St James is a work of art in remembrance of an architect who is a significant figure in the architecture of Imperial New Delhi.

Oct
01
2017
Moorgate’s Mighty Bronze Doors
Moorgate’s Mighty Bronze Doors

Moorgate’s Mighty Bronze Doors

Even people who walk down Moorgate daily will have barely noticed a pair of massive bronze doors, for they are usually kept folded open, and only at the weekend is their full beauty apparent.

Sep
29
2017
How Crossrail is using 3D-printing to build its stations
How Crossrail is using 3D-printing to build its stations

How Crossrail is using 3D-printing to build its stations

When you start to use the new Elizabeth line stations, among its many achievements will be the first large scale use of 3D-printing in concrete.

Sep
28
2017
Go inside the Bank of England’s Tivoli Corner
Go inside the Bank of England’s Tivoli Corner

Go inside the Bank of England’s Tivoli Corner

One of the delights of London is that you can walk past something loads of times, then suddenly discover something interesting about it.

Sep
24
2017
The Views from One Blackfriars
The Views from One Blackfriars

The Views from One Blackfriars

A boomerang, or vase, depending on your preference has risen up in Southwark and at the weekend, there was a chance to have a look at the views to be enjoyed by the super-rich who will live within.

Sep
22
2017
Exhibition shows off the unbuilt plans for the V&A Museum
Exhibition shows off the unbuilt plans for the V&A Museum

Exhibition shows off the unbuilt plans for the V&A Museum

That cathedral to art and design is itself a product of the same, and has put on an exhibition about how it came to be what it is.

Sep
22
2017
See the plans for a Battersea’s Northern line station
See the plans for a Battersea’s Northern line station

See the plans for a Battersea’s Northern line station

Wandsworth Council is consulting local people on London Underground's plans for the eastern entrance of the proposed new Battersea Power Station tube station.

Sep
22
2017
A hidden industrial marvel at Canary Wharf
A hidden industrial marvel at Canary Wharf

A hidden industrial marvel at Canary Wharf

If you live near Canary Wharf you might regularly pass a rather modest brick building, but hidden within is a industrial delight to see.

Sep
20
2017
Open House – Going inside Admiralty House
Open House – Going inside Admiralty House

Open House – Going inside Admiralty House

Hidden behind one of Whitehall's classical facades can be found a building as old as the Times newspaper, and described as the smallest Grand House in London.

Sep
19
2017
A modernist marvel – the staircase of Bevin Court
A modernist marvel – the staircase of Bevin Court

A modernist marvel – the staircase of Bevin Court

Hidden around a corner on a side street not far from Kings Cross can be found one of Britain's great post-war modernist buildings -- and an amazing staircase.

Sep
17
2017
The V&A looks at Plywood and likes it
The V&A looks at Plywood and likes it

The V&A looks at Plywood and likes it

The ancient Egyptians invented it, the Victorians industrialised it, the Edwardians loved it, and most of us who sat on plywood chairs at school hated it.

Sep
13
2017
See a scale model of the Royal Albert Hall
See a scale model of the Royal Albert Hall

See a scale model of the Royal Albert Hall

There's a small, but interesting display at the moment showing some of the late changes that were made to the Royal Albert Hall during its construction.

Sep
11
2017
A room in the V&A Museum filled with architectural models
A room in the V&A Museum filled with architectural models

A room in the V&A Museum filled with architectural models

Far away from the main visitor route, there's a large room high up in the V&A museum full of architectural models.

Sep
03
2017
Covent Garden to get a plant covered building
Covent Garden to get a plant covered building

Covent Garden to get a plant covered building

People leaving Covent Garden tube station could soon be staring at a wall covered in plants.

Aug
25
2017
Open House London tickets released this week
Open House London tickets released this week

Open House London tickets released this week

Details about which buildings will be opened to the public for Open House London weekend will be published later this week.

Aug
15
2017
The V&A Museum’s new entrance
The V&A Museum’s new entrance

The V&A Museum’s new entrance

A few weeks ago, and a decade or so later than originally planned, the V&A finally opened its new Exhibition Road entrance.

Jul
26
2017
Huge underground space to be dug under West London farmland
Huge underground space to be dug under West London farmland

Huge underground space to be dug under West London farmland

A large plot of farmland near Heathrow Airport is to be turned into a vast subterranean city, with a public park on the top.

Jul
07
2017
A smarter city with not so smart ideas on display
A smarter city with not so smart ideas on display

A smarter city with not so smart ideas on display

A display of rather offbeat ideas to help improve the public realm in the eastern side of the City of London has opened near the Guildhall.

May
31
2017
Where’s the largest mirror’d pavilion in the Dulwich Village?
Where’s the largest mirror’d pavilion in the Dulwich Village?

Where’s the largest mirror’d pavilion in the Dulwich Village?

A cluster of mirrors and chain mail has arrived in the garden outside the Dulwich Picture Gallery, in the venue's first ever events pavilion.

May
30
2017
Going inside the Kilmorey Mausoleum
Going inside the Kilmorey Mausoleum

Going inside the Kilmorey Mausoleum

Hidden behind a high wall, and a small locked door can be found one of the UK's finest examples of an Egyptian-style mausoleum, and it is occasionally open to the public.

Mar
26
2017
Tickets Alert: Three Tube Architecture Tours
Tickets Alert: Three Tube Architecture Tours

Tickets Alert: Three Tube Architecture Tours

Following on from the (sold out) Modernist tours, here are three more London Underground architecture tours that have gone on sale today.

Mar
21
2017
Supermaterials on display at the Building Centre
Supermaterials on display at the Building Centre

Supermaterials on display at the Building Centre

In a land dominated by brick and steel and concrete, what will the homes and offices of the future be made from?

Feb
11
2017
Have you noticed the unusual stone benches outside Euston Station?
Have you noticed the unusual stone benches outside Euston Station?

Have you noticed the unusual stone benches outside Euston Station?

Thousands of people sit on them with barely a glance, but outside Euston station are four works of geological art, hidden in plain sight as a set of benches.

Feb
10
2017
85th Anniversary of Victoria Coach Station
85th Anniversary of Victoria Coach Station

85th Anniversary of Victoria Coach Station

An art-deco icon, the imposing Victoria Coach Station marks its 85th anniversary this year, with a huge birthday party.

Jan
08
2017